Paul the Octopus

Paul the Octopus  is a common octopus, used as an oracle to predict the results of German international football matches.Paul is presented with two boxes, each containing food, and each marked with the flag of a national team. He is reported to have chosen the box with the flag of the winning team in several of Germany’s six Euro 2008 matches, and in each of their first six matches in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

In the lead-up to Germany’s international football matches, Paul is presented with two clear plastic boxes, each containing a mussel or an oyster. Each container is marked with the flag of a team, one the flag of Germany, and the other the flag of Germany’s opponent. The box chosen by Paul becomes the predicted winner. Paul was used during UEFA Euro 2008 to correctly predict the outcome of 4 out of 6 of Germany’s matches, but failed to predict their defeats to Croatia in the group stage and to Spain in the championship’s final, although some later sources claim his success rate had been 80%. Paul’s accurate predictions for the 2010 World Cup, broadcast live by German news channel NTV, have endowed him with celebrity status.

In the ongoing FIFA world cup 2010 it has predicted outcome all the matches Germany played correctly. It has picked Spain to win the world cup. Let us see what happens

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